See also: DIU, Diu, díu, diù, diū, and di'u

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VerbEdit

diu

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of dir

CorsicanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin deus, from Old Latin deivos, from Proto-Italic *deiwos, from Proto-Indo-European *deywós. Cognates include Italian dio and French dieu.

NounEdit

diu m (plural dii)

  1. god, deity

Usage notesEdit

  • When refering to the Judeo-Christian God, the lemma Diu is used.

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin deus.

NounEdit

diu m (plural dius)

  1. god, deity

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dyéw(i) (during the day), locative case of *dyḗws, with d possibly imported from diēs. Cognate with Old Armenian տիւ (tiw), Sanskrit दिवा (divā, by day).

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AdverbEdit

diū (comparative diūtius, superlative diūtissimē)

  1. continually, all day
  2. long, long while, for a long time
    • 63 B.C.E., Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Quam diu quisquam erit qui te defendere audeat, vives, et vives ita ut nunc vivis, multis meis et firmis praesidiis obsessus ne commovere te contra rem publicam possis. Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicut adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.
      As long as one person exists who can dare to defend you, you shall live; but you shall live as you do now, surrounded by my many and trusty guards, so that you shall not be able to stir one finger against the republic: many eyes and ears shall still observe and watch you, as they have hitherto done, though you shall not perceive them.
  3. long enough

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

diu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diū.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

ManxEdit

PronounEdit

diu

  1. second-person plural/formal of da
    to you

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PicardEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin deus.

NounEdit

diu m (plural dius)

  1. a god

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SicilianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin deus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdi.u̞/, [ˈd̪iːʊ̠]
  • Hyphenation: dì‧u

NounEdit

diu m (plural dii or dei)

  1. god, deity

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